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and patriotism and said his thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus. >> he has spent a lot of time away from home and family under a great deal of stress and, you know, if this shows anything, it shows that david petraeus, after all, is human. >> reporter: petraeus was, in many respects, the public face of the wars. the highly decorated general, often appears before congress. one of the masterminds behind the surge in iraq that ultimately helped bring that war to a close. then, afghanistan and the call to headcia. >> are you ready to come back? ready for the cia? >> well, i feel very fortunate to have been provided such an opportunity to continue to serve and to contribute, if inficonfi, but the iraqi people will always be in my mind and in my heart. >> reporter: this colonel was petraeus' executive officer in iraq from 2007 to 2008. >> he had a lot of opportunities in iraq, if he wanted to, to let his hair down, to maybe drink alcohol at one of the embassies, but he wouldn't do it because the troops couldn't do it. and to find out that he had an extramarital affair, it's really --
money. hol holly day travel prices skyrocket. we show you how to save hundreds of dollars. do you know which day of the week you should be buying those plane tickets? >>> and lincoln. the dream of director steven spielberg. the reluctant of daniel day lewis. tonight, for the first time here, together, telling how they brought a mythic president to life. our "persons of the week." >>> good evening. simply put, it was a shock today, when we learned that the general who symbolized the discipline and honor of the american military, the man entrusted with the vital secrets of the cia, general david petraeus, resigned, citing an extramarital affair. the first cia director in history to resign this way. and the story is still breaking. so, we go straight to abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz. >> reporter: diane, this news is truly stunning. this is no one in the military who was viewed as more disciplined and, frankly, more concerned with his own image and own career. but the seriousness of having a cia director involved in an extramarital affair cannot be overplayed.
' dedication and patriotism, and said his thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus. holly and dave petraeus have been married 38 years. she was the daughter of the commandant of west point during petraeus' years at the military academy. petraeus went onto a distinguished military career in iraq under george bush's tenure -- >> general david petraeus was asked to do a very difficult job and he did it with distinction and honor. >> reporter: and then, for president obama, into afghanistan and then, the cia. but that is why this is so troubling. certainly, others have been involved in extramarital affairs in congress and elsewhere, but having the director of central intelligence involved in an illicit affair with world leaders, friend and foe, watching his every move and almost certainly looking for vulnerabilities and possibilities for blackmail. there is the question of why he chose to resign now. officials tell abc news, the fbi was investigating petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, for strange activity on the internet and then some e-mails were discovered in the course of that i
to his wife holly almost since he graduated from west point so many years ago. they have two years ago. holly has been an outspokened a ve kate for the troops. she sort of waded in to political waters at times on behalf of the troops. president obama invoked her name where richard cordray when his nomination held up by members of congress he invoked holly's name and cited her saying she's been working to make sure our armed forces personnel aren't taken advantage of. in fact, when daivd petraeus returned from iraq four years ago, he said, he called holly the greatest source of support, wise council and love that any soldier could have. it seemed to be a rock-solid marriage to everyone who saw it from afar. >> apparently not. chris lawrence, do me a favor. stand by. we have suzanne kelly standing by who broke the news. wolf blitzer, let me bring you in. i'm sure you have spoken to general petraeus and know his wife holly. chris lawrence said people at d.o.d. are totally surprised. why, if you are having an afair, granted it is wrong but why does it mean you lose your job? >> when you ar
, who married holly, the daughter of the military academy superintendent, father of two a doctor from princeton superintendent, father of two including a son who recently returned from active duty. >> as you notice, my wife, holly, is with me here today, she has hung tough. while i have been deployed since 9/11. >> reporter: holly is a part of the finance bureau, working there with elizabeth warren. >> financial readiness is essential to mission readiness. >> earlier this year, david petraeus was the subject of another biography by paula broadwell. another west point graduate, a doctor he met at harvard >> when i was in kabul, i would do a lot of interviews on runs. >> reporter: nbc news confirmed that the fbi opened investigations into whether or not broadwell had access to e-mails or other computer information. the white house learned of the situation wednesday, say sources. officials say petraeus called and asked to see the president thursday, acknowledged the situation and offered to resign. the president asked him for 24 hours to consider the situation. today, while juggling the
and his wife, holly. kelly received harassing e-mails from an anonymous account, and took them to a friend at the fbi in may or june. the bureau obtained a court order and electronically traced the account to petraeus' biographer. broadwell eventually turned her computer over to the fbi where they were stunned to discover hundreds, if not thousands of e-mails, some salacious, between petraeus and broadwell. >> the fbi, that's why they call it a preliminary investigation. they realized they had general petraeus caught up in this in some form and fashion and they caused them to take it all the way through. >> reporter: so many questions remain about how and when the affair began, and who the woman behind it all really is. paula broadwell was exceptional. high school homecoming queen, west point cadet, rising to a lieutenant colonel. she approached petraeus about research she was doing as a graduate student at harvard. >> i went up to him and said you should really read it, and it was kind enough to indulge me and take the paper and give me his business card. >> reporter: that research led to
are slaughtered for their tusks. so who's buying that illegal ivory? holly williams shows us in a hidden camera investigation. >> oh, wow. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. today susan rice had high hopes for what might have been the most important diplomatic mission of her career so far. but the u.s. ambassador to the united nations' attempt to reach agreement with republican senators today failed. rice is a favorite of the president's to be nominated as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton. if he does nominate race, she would have to be approved by the senate. margaret brennan is covering for us tonight. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. ambassador rice asked for the meetings on capitol hill today in hopes of patching up differences she has with at least three republicans. the senators have vowed to stop a nomination of rice because of comments she made after the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. today for the first time she acknowledged her comments were wrong. ambassador race met her toughest critic
, time to check in with holly. >> reporter: look, i'm joining the marching band. if you're going to join one, you might as well join quince orchard high school where we are, and where the marching cougars have won the maryland state title. coming up, i'm going to learn firsthand what it takes to take top honors on the field. it's all live later on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. >> you look great, holly. and stake around for the native pride dancers, telling stories of first nation communities through dance. they're performing for us coming up at 9:45. what a treat. we'll be right back.   alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> necessarily is offering full refunds on their nes quick recall. >>> the online retail giant is launching amazon win
with police in cities across egypt, including alexandria and the capital. holly williams begins our coverage tonight in cairo. >> reporter: thousands of egyptians poured on to the streets, furious with the country's first democratically elected president. they accused mohamed morsi of behaving like a pharaoh, making a power grab by presidential decree. during the arab spring, egyptians came together on tahrir square to top it will country's long-time dictator hosni mubarak. today mr. morsi's critics clashed with his supporters while police fired tear gas canisters into the crowd. "he's saying that he's our god" said this protester. "he's made a mistake." and this woman said that after marching for freedom the country's ended up with a new dictator. in alexandria, an angry crowd stormed the offices at the muslim brotherhood from which president morsi draws his support. they ransacked the building and then set it on fire. from outside his presidential palace today, mr. morsi addressed the nation. he said the new measures are designed to cut through political gridlock. "it was allah's will that
with an eye toward compromise. it's a developing story and holly williams is in cairo tonight. >> reporter: in cairo today, they buried a young man who died in violent protests against egypt's first democratically elected president. after days of clashes, today there were few confrontations. on tahrir square, the heart of the revolution which ousted long-time dictator hosni mubarak hundreds of peaceful demonstrators are staging a sit- in. their sphere that mohamed morsi has plans to become egypt's new strongman. the people who have set up camp here say they won't leave until president morsi rescinds the decrees that have give given him sweeping new powers. morsi promised to give up his expanded powers but only when a new constitution is finished and tonight the protesters are staying put. egypt hasn't had a constitution since mubarak's overthrow and its elected parliament was dissolved by the military. president morsi's allies say leftovers from the mubarak regime have been stone walling the new islamist government. your argument is that president morsi had no choice but to give himself th
summit. i'm so impressed how to help with parents and kids. holly i want to start with you. this program you do, you actually train the trainer. tell me how it works. >> we started this program, they needed something to present to the kids in school and parents to help with online safety and to stop the bullying and sexting that kids have gotten involved with in technology today. yahoo partnered with us and we created a program where we sat down in our offices and wrote the curriculum for law enforcement so it can be presented in a straightforward and serious manner. we started wit then it has grown into training law enforcement officers to go in and teach this program to the kids in the school. >> cheryl: i understand, lieutenant, there is no charge for this? >> absolutely not. we train all officers for free. >> cheryl: there is no program like this anywhere in the country? >> this is the first and only one that is approved by so it certifies all training that police officers do in the state as being good solid training. >> cheryl: i saw some video and you talk to the kids yourself? >>
's a conversation that we need to have. moving on to officer holly lawrence. her work is so inspiring to me. i read a story in texas and expulsions and suspensions are a direct pipeline to the juvenile justice system and the punitive approach doesn't fix anything. i can happily point you to that study and makes cases against that school discipline, but holly has come up with a really wonderful solution within law enforcement that we would love you to talk about and it's preventive and solution. >> thank you. it's not going to be a shock to you that i don't have a sizzle reel but i did manage to get a few powerpoint slides in so it's a good thing if i can get my next one. can you advance it for me please? so it is a safety course that i created with yahoo. we partnered together. i started asking questions the first day so my boots are on the ground and i'm in the schools and i love doing what i do, and i believe wholeheartedly and i believe it was the soft power -- yes, i love it. i think it's effective in so many ways, so i had luckily teamed up with the right people at yahoo who were
of cairo as the power struggle es is a rates in egypt, holly williams is there with the latest. >> you are still the prettiest girl at the ball. >> the actor larry hagman, j.r. ewing from the tv series dallas has died at the age of 81, manuel bojorquez looks back on his long career, and signs of the times, lucy kraft shows us the high tech advertisements that are becoming an inescapable site in modern day japan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, the i am chip reid, one day after the holiday season kickoff the nation's merchants have reason for joy, by one estimate the number of black friday shoppers was up 20 percent over the same day last year. the question now is whether shoppers can maintain the pace. terrell brown is watching the shoppers and their treasures in new york tonight. >> it is shaping up to be a record-setting opening to this holiday shopping season. one retailer at wal-mart the neigh nation's biggest said it sold nearly 5,000 items a second on thanksgiving night, as stores opened their doors this year earlier than ever.
and iraq. >> a father of two. married to his wife holly for 38 years. during his senate confirmation to head the c.i.a. he praised her support as a military spouse. >> she is a symbol of the strength and dedication of families around the globe who waited home. >> general david petraeus, was asked to do a very difficult job. >> even talk of petraeus joining a white house ticket himself. not happening he said. >> we're not out there running a political campaign. we're running a war. >> even friday, this from the white house. >> the president thinks general per race has done an excellent job. >> to see if he could be at risk for blackmail because of the affair but no suggestion of criminal wrong doing. >> i think what you see here is what you get. >> the president has named the o number two man as acting director. some in congress actually talking about bringing general petraeus back to testify for these hearings because of his expertise. no expectations on whether that could really happen or not. of course we have this f.b.i. investigation. m
's time to check in with holly. >> reporter: and now it's time to start celebrating the holidays. come out to the national harbor where we are live and shrek the halls opens tomorrow. we're getting the first inside look today. this is such a big deal. the big man himself taking a break from the north poll. he's going to join us live later. ter. >>> sky divers on a mission to inspire with the help of a professional sky diving team called fast tracks. wounded warriors have an opportunity. jumped yesterday from a plane carrying with them the american flag. landed at walter reed medical center. very cool. >>> some good news for those looking for a job in maryland. the state's largest casino said it will double the size of the workforce. >> double down. anyway. this comes after voters approved question 7 which allows table games. the casino will hire 1200 new workers to accommodate the table games. the new employees will be trained as card dealers. looking to expanded hours to offer gaming 24 hours a day. >>> that magic 8 ball or little green army men. dominoes or star wars action figures. whi
asking in the wake of this sex scandal involving david petraeus, what about his wife? holly petraeus very accomplished in her own right. she has made a number of sacrifices throughout the years for her husband. coming up, we'll take a closer look at his wife of nearly four decades. >>> also ahead, black friday right around the corner. or black thursday. get this, some people already lined up for big post-thanksgiving sales. we'll see what retailers are doing to get you to open your wallet nice and wide and even stand in line like that. >> on a sunday. >> and we all know, you're always up for a big challenge, jenna. >> indeed. >> this morning, perhaps your biggest one of all as you take on broadway. jenna is performing on stage with matthew broderick. can she come through when the curtain comes up? i don't think there was any doubt in our minds. >> i did until there was singing. in the rehearsals, they kiboshed it for whatever reason. >> they cut it from the show? >> let's not go crazy and use the word cut. it was so much fun. >> we'll reflect on our favorite thanksgiving memories and dyla
. >> and i don't want to see them unemployed. >> neither do i. >>> holly is strolling through a whimsical forest of trees and gingerbread homes. details about a weekend celebration for kids and adults and all for a good cause. 7:21. we'll be right back. >>> they're a hit among high school and college students -- i'm sorry, craziness going on here. who think they need a boost to stay awake. >> the fda says no link has been proven, but if government investigators determine drinks like 5-hour energy have contributed to or caused any of the deaths that have been reported to the fda, it may order those popular energy shots off the market. fox5's bob barnard with more now. >> reporter: the fda investigation comes three weeks after we told you about the death of a 14-year-old of hagerstown. she died from cardiac arrhythmia. her family says she drank two 24-ounce monster energy drinks in it's 24 hours before she died. and had a genetic disorder that can weaken blood vessels. her mother -- >> it's just something that you never want to go through. >> r
. on the ground again. positive yardage again. i guess when will muschamp told holly going into the locker room at halftime, we can run on anybody because we feel like we have run on better defenses this year, right now, when they need it, they are grinding out chunks. 15 yards on that one. >> todd: this is very similar to what they did against lsu earlier in the year. another great defense. they ran the ball 58 times in that game and they only threw 13 passes. and in the second half, they wore down the lsu defense. that is what it looks like they are doing tonight as well. >> brad: this team will be on its way back to gainesville when notre dame and usc are playing. as far as watching that game as a team, that's pretty doubtful, but i'm sure they will watch what they can when they get back home. 2:30 remaining here as we check in with robert flores. >> here is an all-american player of the week nominee. landry jones of oklahoma. he has three touchdowns but right now, they are losing to oklahoma state by seven on espn. five minutes to go. jones is trying to leave the team on a game tying drive.
to face the eagles this sunday. time to check in with holly. >> reporter: what's the best way to start the day? by making a gingerbread house, of course. it's what we're doing live this morning in tysons corner. your kids can do the same this weekend if they come out to be a part of the enchanted forest put on every year by the junior league. we're going to tell you about it live later in the hour. allison? >> thanks. it's official, star wars action figures also dominoes go down in history in the national toy hall of fame. star wars figures went on the market in 1978, dominoes originated in china in the 1300s. we're talking really old school. 49 toys are now on display at the 14-year-old hall, which is in rochester, new york. time now, 9:20.   i got it when my internet here was faster than at my office. [ male announcer ] when people switch from cable to verizon fios, there comes a moment when they get it. the difference 100% fiber optics makes. when i saw that picture, i really got it. i can enjoy the game better at home than going to the stadium. i got it when our apartm
. welcoming news for the state's economy for sure. >> and holly is hanging out with a talented group of students this morning. the best marching band in maryland. later this hour, they'll perform one of the songs that got them that title. it's 7:23. we'll be right back. ♪ this year, america's privately-y-owned freight railroads plan to spend $23 billion on their network. that's like building 4 nat's stadiums, 5 wilson bridges, and 8 dc convention centers...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. freight railroads plan to spend8 $23 billion on their network. that's like launching 4 mars rovers, 10 gps satellites, and 20 space shuttles ...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. >>> back now on fox 5 morning news, a speed camera alert for drivers in takoma park. police set up two portable speed cameras along the 7400 block of carroll avenue. one points northbound, and one points southbound. the warning period ends today. if you are driving 13 miles or more over the speed limit, you will be issued a citation. >>> by the people, for the people.
: petraeus, who is also a married father of two, publicly praised his wife, holly, during his senate confirmation hearing. >> she is an army daughter an army wife, an army mother and an advocate for military families. i've been blessed to have had her in my corn for some 37 years and 23 moves and i appreciate the opportunity this afternoon to recognize her publicly. >> reporter: but in his resignation message to the c.i.a. workforce, petraeus confessed a moral failing saying he used "extremely poor judgment which was unacceptable, both as a husband andals the leader of an organization such as ours." the f.b.i. investigation now is winding down. there's no evidence any sensitive c.i.a. information was ever compromised and no one's expect, "jim, to face any criminal charges. >> axelrod: bob orr in washington, thank you. four days after election day, florida made it official-- president obama is the narrow winner there. after counting proscrigzal and absentee ballots, florida's secretary of state says the president defeated mitt romney by some 74,000 votes, just enough to avoid an autom
, president, holly, [inaudible] representative from cvs to answer any of your question, whether it's specifically about the pronlt or the history of leading up through the neighborhood outreach. i did want to make one point of correction, on the agenda, it identifies the type 21 license, we are in fact [inaudible] a type 20 beer and wine only. if you have any questions, i'm here. >> does staff present an issue? >> while the city attorney is reviewing that, let's go to public comment. any people in the public that wish to comment on this, please line up. >> good morning, supervisors, i'd like the overhead, please. overhead, please. >> it will come, if you could start speaking, go for it. >> yes. david chu made a point that the licenses were bought by cvs, here is one of the locations on poke not been bought off the abc website, it would have been updated, and also as you can see, it also states that the license has been surrendered so therefore i ask now legally the question of lower poke in their packet, the recommendation in january and in march, what i just showed you habeen surr
holly. east berlin in on the action. this is the trend through the rest of today. we can see what is going on, the rest of this morning rather. we can see along i-70, coming down with the the rain showers. through temperatures, we have a chilly rain out there. 40 degrees, west friendship, in to the afternoon, we will be around 50 degrees. now a check of the time saver traffic with loren cook. >> good morning. in addition to the rain, we are dealing with fog out there this morning, turn on the low beams, be careful. the reduced visibility is going to be a problem across the region. heading to mount vernon, be aware of road closures, due to yesterday's water main break. madison is shut down from falls street. your best alternate routes are st. paul, calvert, or 83, if you are using the jfx, be aware the off ramp to gillford will be closed. as we check in and look outside, this is what 83 looks like, a look at the repairs underway now to fix the water main break. it's in mount vernon, avoid the neighborhood. this is a 30-inch break. it's going to take time to repair. linda so will c
are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time. holly petraeus is the assistant director of the u.s. consumer and financial protection agency where she has concentrated on protecting military families by watching quick buck artists near military bases who offer -- >> ways for them to basically cut into their paycheck by taking out debt to buy things. >> reporter: david petraeus had often described his wife as a pitbull you want on your side. his deputy michael morell has been named as acting director of the cia. >> still so many details we don't know here, but congress will hold a hearing in a week or two on the cia. what happens there? >> that's about the attack in benghazi where our american ambassador and two ci acontractors were killed and petraeus was going to take the lead, now that falling on morell, but investigators saying there's no connection between this announcement and that hearing. >>> they say they're willing to work together, but talk is cheap as the old saying goes in a
in with holly. good morning. >> reporter: hey, allison. you can see food celebrities, you can shop speciality foods and learn how to do things, like arranging flowers or making dirt that's tasty. they have workshops going on, too. we're telling you all about the d.c. metropolitan cooking and entertaining show this weekend. that's all live later on fox 5 morning news. [ minto ] you knonow, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your m
. both sides have announced plans for major protests in cairo on tuesday. cbs news correspondent holly williams is in cairo this morning. holly, what can you tell synonymous. >> reporter: well, bob, what we're seeing here today in central cairo is violent clashes. they're fighting running street battles in the area around tahrir square, so the protesters throw stones and sometimes hurl obcents at the police. they push their way down the street and after a while the police fire back with tear gas canisters or drive an armored car down the street, and the street is then cleared. the numbers are actually fairly small. i would say there are between 1,000 and 2,000 protesters, and only some of them are violent. as you said, both sides are planning big protests on tuesday, and given what we're seeing, i don't think it would be surprising if we see violent clash betweens the two sides. but you get the sense egyptian liberals and opponents of president morsi who are not out on the street today are really trying to work out how they should respond and what they can do. the egyptian judges' club
your tree already decked out by the experts and help local charities at the same time holly morris is live in falls church with more on how you can make that happen. we'll tell you all about it when we come back. in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with job training, working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence, or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c., what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. >> reporter: it's beginning to look a lot like christmas. at least where i am. good morning, i'm holly morris and i'm live where the junior league is getting ready for its 12th annual enchanted forest fundraiser. 130 plus christmas trees bid on these and in , and you doing so, if you win, the money raised will help support the programs that the junior league of northern virginia supports which in most part has to do with kid
with don imus she even discussed petraeus' wife. >> he is married to holly petraeus, a wonderful mill care spouse. >> reporter: broadwell lived in charlotte, north carolina, with her husband, an interventional radiologist scott broadwell. and their two children where she's reportedly been working to finish her doctorate. she seemed to do it all, her linked in profile says -- kickboxing, wine tasting, foreign affairs and small arms marksmanship. a neighbor tells abc news she received an e-mail from broadwell friday night saying she and her family will be out on a planned vacation for the next several days. george. >> okay, thanks, reena. >> we're joined by a close friend of general petraeus, steve boynan. he's been in contact with the general over the weekend. >> i spoke to him several times over the weekend and before it broke, as you mentioned. first of all, he deeply regrets how much pain this has caused his family. he had a huge job that he felt he was doing great work. and that is all gone now. this all started about two months after he was in the cia, as the director. and just so you
a cat. got the details coming up next. >> and holly is hanging out at a unique restaurant. check back in with her a little later. 7:21 now.  >>> a lawyer for the maryland man who is stuck in a cuban prison has written to the united nation's torture experts saying the treatment will surely amount to torture. the 63-year-old who had a long career in 50 countries is serving a 15 year sentence for spying. he's lost over 100 pounds and developed a growth on his right shoulder. >>> nearly 300 janitors at medical center have filed a complaint demanding to be paid. the service employees say the janitors haven't received a paycheck from federal contractors in two weeks. a union rep says it hasn't been paid by the government. >> in about an hour, the superintendent will deliver the first state of the school's address. expected to speak about the future of the school system and honor the accomplishments of students in the district. >>> in prince georges county, a cat sitting on a power line for four days brought out lots -- i thought he was going to say he brought out the
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and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus. holly and dave petraeus have been married 38 years. she was the daughter of the command didn't of west point during his years at the academy. he went on to distinguished military career in iraq under george w. bush tenure. >> general petraeus was asked to do a very difficult job and he did it with distinction and honor. >>reporter: and then for president obama into afghanistan and then the cia. but that is why this is so troubling. certainly others have been involved in extra marital affairs in congress and elsewhere but having the director of central intelligence involved in an elicit affair with world leaders friend and foe watching his every move and almost certainly looking for vulnerability and possibility for blackmail. there is a question of why he chose to resign now. officials tell abc news the fbi was investigating petraeus's biographer paula broadwell for strange activity on the internet and then some e-mails were discovered in the course of that investigation that raised concerns. this is abc news washington. >> further i
. >> you knew general petraeus and his wife holly for a long time. it's a shock to everyone who knew them, by the sounds of it. it almost sounds like in some way this is some kind of smokescreen for the benghazi congress hearings next week in which general petraeus was due to appear. is there any credence to this, do you think? >> right now, i don't think that there is. you're right, though, piers, >> you knew general petraeus and his wife holly for a long time. it's a shock to everyone who knew them, by the sounds of it. it almost sounds like in some way this is some kind of smokescreen for the benghazi congress hearings next week in which general petraeus was due to appear. is there any credence to this, do you think? >> right now, i don't think that there is. you're right, though, piers, there have been a lot of rumors that he was going to be pitched over the side, if you will, be the fall man for the benghazi situation and whether the cia acknowledged the intelligence it had. i think it's unlikely that that is really what's going on here. petraeus is a very proud man. he has a family
with him. back home certainly, his wife holly became one of the leading advocates for veterans. and now their lives have certainly been turned upside down by revelations of an affair by general petraeus and his resignation as director of the cia. joining me on the phone now is lisa de-paolo. she's a journalist that's written about the general. lisa, good morning to you. first, let me ask you what you think of this news. were you surprised by it? >> i don't know of anyone who wasn't shocked by this. he's such a straight shooter, a cornball really, a very decent guy. and yet, you know, this wasn't one of those things where, you know, you knew there must be something there, and yet, you know, when you really think of it, it's not that shocking. you know, it's very mr. appalachian trail here. in many ways this is the washington male curse. these guys, petraeus especially, he was a geek who played by the rules his whole life, suddenly becomes a rock star. i think there's something else that struck me when i was in iraq. i was fascinated by his marriage. he told me he would go sometimes 18 mo
, holly, about a year ago at a dinner for the wound warriors foundation out in greenwich. and she is a beautiful, beautiful, very faith-based woman. if she indeed feels her husband has repented and truly wants forgiveness for this, i have a feeling she will stand by them. they always say once you see your pastor, second time you see your lawyer. let's see. we wish the family all the best. in spite of it, we can't let one episode define a person's life. we hope we remember this man's incredible service to our nation and hope we get somebody in the cia that knows what we're doing. we have never been at more danger in the whole scheme of things worldwide than we are today. we keep having great people drop like flies and we can't afford -- we're running out of them. >> we sure are. >>> let's give a kiss to our veteran, shall we? this is cool. they are coming together and want to send postcard kisses to our troops. the idea is get a blank postcard like this, which we have, then you kiss it. >> ready? >> uh-huh. >> make it a nice kiss, not a nasty kiss. i know you. >> yours is good. min
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